Constance Ring PDF/EPUB Þ Paperback

Constance Ring PDF/EPUB Þ Paperback

Constance Ring ✤ Constance Ring Download ➸ Author Amalie Skram – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Constance een jonge Noorse vrouw wordt door haar zestien jaar oudere echtgenoot Ring frigide genoemdDie 'frigiditeit'wordt vooral 'veroorzaakt doordat ze ziet dat er op seksueel gebied voor mannen en Constance een jonge Noorse vrouw wordt door haar zestien jaar oudere echtgenoot Ring frigide genoemdDie 'frigiditeit'wordt vooral 'veroorzaakt doordat ze ziet dat er op seksueel gebied voor mannen en vrouwen verschillende regels gelden Constance beschouwt het huwelijk als een vorm van prostitutie en komt in opstand.


10 thoughts on “Constance Ring

  1. Sverre Sverre says:

    This was Skram’s first novel published in 1885 It was considered a scandalous portrayal of loveless marriage masculine dominance over women and oppressive patriarchal religion and culture But it had been preceded by Gustave Flaubert’s ‘Madame Bovary’ thirty years prior There are notable plot parallels in the lives and attitudes of Emma Bovary and Constance Ring although Constance feels duty bound to marriage fidelity than EmmaMost of Skram’s works focus on the plight of women in a man’s world She felt strongly that Norwegians—and indeed Scandinavians—should be confronted with the gender imbalance and ineuality to spark debate and reforms This novel was therefore as much a sociopolitical statement as it was a fictional narrative There are no heroes here Most males are portrayed to be womanizers The women are of two kinds committed to their marriage vows at all cost or single women mostly young and of lower class preyed on by opportunistic men Constance who in modern medical analysis would be termed as bipolar is mentally and emotionally capricious She chases shadows She succumbs to a habit of analyzing her own and her husbands’ and lover’s failures She makes no attempt to be socially involved other than hosting frivolous parties Some men love her but she mercurially manipulates them by successively granting and then denying them her emotional and physical affections Conseuently her husbands and lover seek sexual solace elsewhere As she learns of these indiscretions she is devastated Yes Constance is victimized but tragically she fails to discern how her own failures may have contributed


  2. Ole Nadreas Ole Nadreas says:

    Dette er Fru Skrams debutroman og jeg anbefaler alle som digger dama aa lese'n DYou might find this in English I hope because it should not only be read by us norvegian folks


  3. Renata Gjoreska Renata Gjoreska says:

    Controversial book about marriage moral values and religion considering the time it was written 1885 Some of the ideas are still taboos today The book shows the other side of a marriage as institution and the moral weaknesses of the characters Also shows the very sceptical point of view of the main character who has idealistic and naive expectations her inner emotions and conflicts and even her mental instability


  4. Linn Linn says:

    It has taken me 8 months to finish the first part of the book and suddenly the last three days i just couldn't stop reading Why did I not finish this book earlier? It's a tragic story but an eye opener of how the society used to be in old Kristiania


  5. Thea Jessen Thea Jessen says:

    Absolutely heartbreaking A must read to understand women`s restrictions in a 19th century marriage


  6. Karen Karen says:

    It tells about raltions between men and women in the 1800s It's a very strong book where you don't totally get sympathy for the main character but still can see how she thinks Although three men love her she is never truly happy and ends up with suicide when she finds out all of them have been unfaithful to her


  7. Ashley Ashley says:

    This book was way ahead of its time It explores the effect of sexual double standards on women through the story of a woman's experience with marriages I also found it much readable than I was expecting probably because the English translation was done in the 1980's and not the 1880's when it was originally written


  8. kasia kasia says:

    Of obvious historical interest for being uite ahead of its time and a searing feminist critiue and a fairly entertaining read Madame Bovary it is not actually one might say that Constance exhibits a surprising lack of imagination? but if you enjoy the torrid melodrama of stultifying society life it's not a bad way to pass the hours


  9. Mary Mary says:

    A classic of Scandinavian and world literature Set in 1885 CONSTANCE RING describes uncompromising views on religion marriage and the double standard forced on women which allow women few choices other than marriage The moral hypocrisy and the demise of the heroine can be compared to the main characters in MADAME BOVARY THE AWAKENING and ANNA KARENINA


  10. Greg Greg says:

    Written in 1885 Norway by early feminist Amalie Skram this is a manifesto of sorts criticizing the patriarchy the double standard of sexuality and the institutions of marriage and religion The main character a young woman named Constance Ring is in a man’s world and resents women’s subservient role in it She’s also in a religious world and resents how it makes divorce even in the case of unhappiness or adultery very hard to obtain She openly uestions whether God exists and points out how often society men have mistresses often with lower class women and just write it off as meaningless physical pleasure Everyone in society then looks the other way so much so that Constance exclaims “if this is true and everybody accepts it why don’t we get rid of this hypocritical institution? Why in the world don’t we practice polygamy openly?”There are also some political bits here as the characters span the spectrum from deeply conservative to wildly radical and I thought it was interesting that the polarization led to the same kind of rhetoric and demonization that we see in today’s America “Everything the Left wants is fundamentally destructive to society My God – if they get power” my God didn’t Lindsey Graham just say that? Skram also touches on the plight of the poor and through Constance makes it clear that she doesn’t “believe all that rubbish about anyone being able to find work who wants it – not enough to live on at least”I sympathize for Constance and there is great power when she is repulsed by her husband an older boorish man and when “she didn’t feel would never feel it was her duty and her calling to make this fat self satisfied man happy a man who never asked about her feelings who treated her as if she didn’t have a soul in her body” On the other hand she’s so ice cold emotionally and the combination of being bored with life and disgusted with people all makes for a pretty unlikeable character as the book goes on in its second half which is also a little melodramatic At one point she reaches a decision point and can go off and get a job but decides to marry instead She soon finds herself unhappy again and seems caught between hating the conventional order of things and not wanting to embrace free love or maybe between detesting the hypocrisy of pervasive adultery and not wanting to admit many men have sexual needs Even in her reaction to an episode to visiting a slum and helping the poor when she sees how broken things are and the hypocrisy in others who are helping she simply withdraws in negativity Still all in all this is a remarkable work and Skram deserves credit for how clearly and honestly she puts forth her views which were incendiary at the time It’s also a good book to read while touring Norway and to hear a feminine voice amidst her contemporaries Ibsen and Bjørnson who we hear so much aboutJust one uote on adultery“The horror of being an unfaithful wife was so ingrained in her Adulteress – whore Oh those words were unspeakable There were better ways to describe this ‘A woman only belongs to the man she loves’ Mrs Gyllembourg had written And even ifSuppose Lorck were in love with a woman who wanted him as well Would he think twice about it? Not for a minute Not him nor any of the other married men she knew Why should women have all these scruples? Measure for measure – that was life’s only valid principle”


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10 thoughts on “Constance Ring

  1. Sverre Sverre says:

    This was Skram’s first novel published in 1885 It was considered a scandalous portrayal of loveless marriage masculine dominance over women and oppressive patriarchal religion and culture But it had been preceded by Gustave Flaubert’s ‘Madame Bovary’ thirty years prior There are notable plot parallels in the lives and attitudes of Emma Bovary and Constance Ring although Constance feels duty bound to marriage fidelity than EmmaMost of Skram’s works focus on the plight of women in a man’s world She felt strongly that Norwegians—and indeed Scandinavians—should be confronted with the gender imbalance and ineuality to spark debate and reforms This novel was therefore as much a sociopolitical statement as it was a fictional narrative There are no heroes here Most males are portrayed to be womanizers The women are of two kinds committed to their marriage vows at all cost or single women mostly young and of lower class preyed on by opportunistic men Constance who in modern medical analysis would be termed as bipolar is mentally and emotionally capricious She chases shadows She succumbs to a habit of analyzing her own and her husbands’ and lover’s failures She makes no attempt to be socially involved other than hosting frivolous parties Some men love her but she mercurially manipulates them by successively granting and then denying them her emotional and physical affections Conseuently her husbands and lover seek sexual solace elsewhere As she learns of these indiscretions she is devastated Yes Constance is victimized but tragically she fails to discern how her own failures may have contributed

  2. Ole Nadreas Ole Nadreas says:

    Dette er Fru Skrams debutroman og jeg anbefaler alle som digger dama aa lese'n DYou might find this in English I hope because it should not only be read by us norvegian folks

  3. Renata Gjoreska Renata Gjoreska says:

    Controversial book about marriage moral values and religion considering the time it was written 1885 Some of the ideas are still taboos today The book shows the other side of a marriage as institution and the moral weaknesses of the characters Also shows the very sceptical point of view of the main character who has idealistic and naive expectations her inner emotions and conflicts and even her mental instability

  4. Linn Linn says:

    It has taken me 8 months to finish the first part of the book and suddenly the last three days i just couldn't stop reading Why did I not finish this book earlier? It's a tragic story but an eye opener of how the society used to be in old Kristiania

  5. Thea Jessen Thea Jessen says:

    Absolutely heartbreaking A must read to understand women`s restrictions in a 19th century marriage

  6. Karen Karen says:

    It tells about raltions between men and women in the 1800s It's a very strong book where you don't totally get sympathy for the main character but still can see how she thinks Although three men love her she is never truly happy and ends up with suicide when she finds out all of them have been unfaithful to her

  7. Ashley Ashley says:

    This book was way ahead of its time It explores the effect of sexual double standards on women through the story of a woman's experience with marriages I also found it much readable than I was expecting probably because the English translation was done in the 1980's and not the 1880's when it was originally written

  8. kasia kasia says:

    Of obvious historical interest for being uite ahead of its time and a searing feminist critiue and a fairly entertaining read Madame Bovary it is not actually one might say that Constance exhibits a surprising lack of imagination? but if you enjoy the torrid melodrama of stultifying society life it's not a bad way to pass the hours

  9. Mary Mary says:

    A classic of Scandinavian and world literature Set in 1885 CONSTANCE RING describes uncompromising views on religion marriage and the double standard forced on women which allow women few choices other than marriage The moral hypocrisy and the demise of the heroine can be compared to the main characters in MADAME BOVARY THE AWAKENING and ANNA KARENINA

  10. Greg Greg says:

    Written in 1885 Norway by early feminist Amalie Skram this is a manifesto of sorts criticizing the patriarchy the double standard of sexuality and the institutions of marriage and religion The main character a young woman named Constance Ring is in a man’s world and resents women’s subservient role in it She’s also in a religious world and resents how it makes divorce even in the case of unhappiness or adultery very hard to obtain She openly uestions whether God exists and points out how often society men have mistresses often with lower class women and just write it off as meaningless physical pleasure Everyone in society then looks the other way so much so that Constance exclaims “if this is true and everybody accepts it why don’t we get rid of this hypocritical institution? Why in the world don’t we practice polygamy openly?”There are also some political bits here as the characters span the spectrum from deeply conservative to wildly radical and I thought it was interesting that the polarization led to the same kind of rhetoric and demonization that we see in today’s America “Everything the Left wants is fundamentally destructive to society My God – if they get power” my God didn’t Lindsey Graham just say that? Skram also touches on the plight of the poor and through Constance makes it clear that she doesn’t “believe all that rubbish about anyone being able to find work who wants it – not enough to live on at least”I sympathize for Constance and there is great power when she is repulsed by her husband an older boorish man and when “she didn’t feel would never feel it was her duty and her calling to make this fat self satisfied man happy a man who never asked about her feelings who treated her as if she didn’t have a soul in her body” On the other hand she’s so ice cold emotionally and the combination of being bored with life and disgusted with people all makes for a pretty unlikeable character as the book goes on in its second half which is also a little melodramatic At one point she reaches a decision point and can go off and get a job but decides to marry instead She soon finds herself unhappy again and seems caught between hating the conventional order of things and not wanting to embrace free love or maybe between detesting the hypocrisy of pervasive adultery and not wanting to admit many men have sexual needs Even in her reaction to an episode to visiting a slum and helping the poor when she sees how broken things are and the hypocrisy in others who are helping she simply withdraws in negativity Still all in all this is a remarkable work and Skram deserves credit for how clearly and honestly she puts forth her views which were incendiary at the time It’s also a good book to read while touring Norway and to hear a feminine voice amidst her contemporaries Ibsen and Bjørnson who we hear so much aboutJust one uote on adultery“The horror of being an unfaithful wife was so ingrained in her Adulteress – whore Oh those words were unspeakable There were better ways to describe this ‘A woman only belongs to the man she loves’ Mrs Gyllembourg had written And even ifSuppose Lorck were in love with a woman who wanted him as well Would he think twice about it? Not for a minute Not him nor any of the other married men she knew Why should women have all these scruples? Measure for measure – that was life’s only valid principle”

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